For the first time this year the Dutch public and visitors to the Netherlands can now visit the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam to admire – and leaf through – the thirty-three volumes adjudged the Best Dutch Book Designs. The exhibition opened yesterday afternoon with accolades for the begetters, publishers, designers, lithographers, printers and binders of the winning books.
[foto Gert Jan van Rooij]
This year’s catalogue was designed by Frisian designer Gert Jan Slagter. To accompany the judges’ report, the current national poet laureate Tsead Bruinja has written an ode to the book. The catalogue is being published in thirty-three different colours of cloth binding – a festive greeting to the thirty-three winners.
The catalogue is priced at €31 and is available from booksellers.
The exhibition runs until Wednesday 30 October.